Makarova, three days short of her 30th birthday, broke early to take command of the first set. World No. 1 Roger Federer cruised to a straight set victory against Lukas Lacko on Wednesday to advance to the third round at Wimbledon . He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday. "I played very well".
Bumrah is expected to be fit for the three-match one-day global series against England starting on July 12. He said: "When you play against sub-continent teams , it normally exposes sides like us and South Africa and Australia to spin, reverse swing - different challenges to that we are normally used to.
Obviously we are going to have to play the big teams sooner rather than later, and if you want to be the best team in the world, you've got to beat the big teams". "[Radamel] Falcao is the only one who didn't really go his way". Should that be the case, Loftus-Cheek will slot in the midfield alongside Jordan Henderson .
Akinfeev delivered on both fronts with impressive dexterity, allowing his strikers to win the penalty shootout against Spain 4-3 on the back of his pair of massive saves. But the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder said he accepted full responsibility for Spain's exit on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Russian Federation in Moscow , and admitted he was still in the dark on his future.
Need further proof the Japanese players have the kind of manners that would make your parents want to invite them around for a holiday meal? Former AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda has retired from football after Japan's elimination from the World Cup .
The chief executive of Basketball Australia , Anthony Moore , faced the media on Tuesday to express his regret at Australia's involvement in the "unacceptable" incident that has prompted questions over security for travelling teams. Serious measures would need to be put in place before I'm comfortable to send players to these environments again. Maker, who along with fellow Milwaukee Bucks player Matthew Dellavedova, had come home from the U.S.
The Lakers will be his fifth team in as many seasons. It's possible these signings, while head-scratching now, have a larger goal - future trade chips or cheap, available backup options when the Lakers make a big trade. Randle would have cost a lot, unless they were able to get him to agree to a big one-year deal. A LeBron-Boogie duo on the Lakers would surely be fun to watch.
Before his injury, Cousins was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks per game through 48 games with the Pelicans , figures that have never been reached by one player in a single season in National Basketball Association history.
They are a limited side with a handful of decent players and one superstar in Christian Eriksen . We'll be back shortly for the second spell. Zlatko Dalic's side will undoubtedly dominate possession in Nizhny Novgorod, and Denmark's defence will have to be well organised to keep Croatia out.
Hierro was certainly not looking to blame any of his players, who he said had given their all. Having long run out of steam and with several players cramping, Russian Federation were reduced to desperately defending in extra time as Spain , who played more than four times the number of passes their opponents did, still struggled to create clear chances.
Russia's 2018 World Cup campaign got off to a dream start on day one and and still going strong. The 2010 World Cup winners have left Andres Iniesta out of their starting line-up. It was a handball from Pique! But Stanislav Cherchesov's Russian Federation, gathering strength from its fans in the capital city, ensured a gladiatorial battle to wrest an unbelievable win against one of the tournament favourites Spain .
Esteban Ocon ended up 11th after his final Q2 lap fell nearly two tenths of a second short of beating Hulkenberg, who improved by enough on his second run to jump ahead of the Force India. "It's my mistake. Do what you can", replied Mercedes strategist James Vowles. Verstappen's Red Bull team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo was also forced to retire on his 29th birthday.
Croatia have reached the knockout stages of the World Cup for only the second time after 1998. Both sides missed their first and fouth penalties as goalkeepers Schmeichel and Danijel Subasic stole the show. Denmark coach, Age Hareide, wants his side to play more attacking football against Croatia and the team will rely heavily on key player Christian Eriksen for that.
Paul George has committed to sign with the Thunder , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . Add in the rights to the three players Oklahoma City landed in the second round of the NBA Draft (Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Hervey and Devon Hall) and a player on a minimum contract, and the Thunder would be looking at a total payroll of about $151 million.
Get highlights of Mexico vs Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group F match here. Mexico's fans in Russia can go ahead and book their accommodation in the southwestern Russian city of Samara, where Mexico will take on its round of 16 opponent on July 2, while those back home will no doubt be once again glued to their screens.
In the course of those two matches, both of which ended in draws that allowed Spain and Portugal to advance to the knockout stages, VAR was used to award three penalties that were not called on the field and to award a goal that had been disallowed by an offside call.
Their advance, though, came only after a risky gamble paid off. Senegal lost 1-0 to Colombia on Thursday and finished third in Group H, level on points and goal difference with Japan but below them because they collected two more yellow cards.
Argentina were 1-0 up at this point, before Victor Moses equalised with a penalty just after half-time. "As I have said before, my players play with heart, they are true rebels". The 31-year-old was being interviewed after the Iceland match, when Argentine reporter Rama Pantorotto from Telefe Noticias offered him a lucky charm.
Casey started the day with a four-shot cushion over his closest rival American Russell Henley, but a birdie at the first hole was his only one the entire day as his swing deserted him. US Open champion Brooks Koepka got to five-under after 11 holes but finished poorly with four late bogeys in a 68. Spieth had six birdies and an eagle out the bunker on par-5 sixth hole - a shot reminiscent of the greenside bunker shot that gave him a victory previous year over Daniel Berger in a playoff.
The World Cup has seen a number of fierce encounters down the years from the "Battle of Santiago" in 1962 to the violent game between Portugal and Holland in 2006. We're closer than ever to achieving our real objectives and we want to do this at the World Cup . All five of Uruguay's goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored from set-pieces (3 from corners, 1 from direct free-kick and 1 from indirect free-kick).
The Houston Rockets nearly certainly would have needed to acquire James in an opt-in-and-trade scenario. Even that was a remote possibility. The Rockets' most feasible path to acquiring James was through a trade, as the team would have to free up substantial cap space to sign him in free agency.
The third and deciding tiebreaker is fair play points, which means the team with the fewest yellow cards throughout the group stage goes through. Koulibaly will be in action for Senegal at 3pm tomorrow as they take on Colombia . Yerry Mina thumped home the second-half header to secure a dramatic victory that catapulted the South Americans into the last 16. A goal to Senegal in the other match would have changed the picture completely, but it wasn't to be and Japan limped into the ...
George is from Palmdale, California, northwest of Los Angeles, and Leonard is from Riverside, 88 kilometres (55 miles) east. Free agency begins Sunday and pressure has been mounting for the Lakers to acquire Leonard before then to make it a more attractive spot for fellow superstars like James and George, who informed the Thunder on Thursday he will opt out of his contract, per ESPN .
Needing only a draw from their tie against an already eliminated Poland, the Robert Lewandowski-led side that charged through their qualifying campaign have been had a disastrous World Cup; losing to both Senegal and Colombia without ever offering any suggestion to the contrary.
In the final minutes of tonight's game, Mats Hummels was presented with the ideal opportunity to give Germany an advantage in their final group game against South Korea . "We beat the world champions from the last World Cup and now I'm looking forward to the next World Cup". "All I can say is thank you to our fans who always support us".
Serbia must beat Brazil to qualify for the last 16; if they draw it would leave them relying on Costa Rica to comfortably beat Switzerland. The World Cup match between Serbia and Brazil will be broadcast live on Fox. Philippe Coutinho was the architect in central midfield, lofting a long ball into the path of Paulinho who broke the offside trap and let the ball bounce once before lifting it over the onrushing Stojkovic into the goal.
Now, six months later, his parents are sharing what they have learned about their son's death. "I don't know", Kym said in a Sports Illustrated documentary . Hilinski, who was 21 at the time of his death, apparently had the brain of a 65-year-old man. Later in the year, Hilinski threw for 509 yards in a loss to Arizona.
Sbornaya suffered another setback in the 36th minute with the dismissal of Smolnikov for a second yellow card. Cherchesov said he could still take positives from the match into Russia's round-of-16 game against the Group B winners, either Spain, Portugal or Iran .
That wasn't the only piece of information included in the report, though, as league sources also told ESPN the Boston Celtics , Cleveland Cavaliers , Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams who've made offers to the Spurs for Leonard.
Holders Germany were on the brink of crashing out of the World Cup following OlaToivolen's first half opener for Sweden. The world champions must win their final group game by at least two goals to make sure of a spot in the second round after their shock 1-0 opening loss to Mexico.
Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo's independence, which was won after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervened militarily in 1999, launching airstrikes against Serb forces battling separatists in the province and bombing targets as far away as the Serbian capital, Belgrade.
Saudi Arabia should have been level five minutes before the break when Ahmed Fathy was penalised for handball just inside the box, even though the ball was sacked at him from close range. With two games played, Saudi Arabia are one of just four teams still without a goal at this World Cup , joined by Morocco, Peru and Costa Rica.
The Los Angeles Lakers are highly invested in bolstering their roster with elite free agents this summer. Pelinka, who played for Michigan from 1988 to 1993, joked that he "will forever be accused of having a Michigan Wolverine bias", before citing Wagner's underrated abilities as a passer and screener.
We've been watching video footage of England and they're a very tactical outfit, they recover ball possession very quickly, they speed up play very quickly and have a one-touch approach that is unbelievable. In response he said: "I have no problem with that at all, I can live with it". "People behaved in ways that you don't do", Andersson said. A Swedish television reporter attempted to have a little fun at Germany's expense by handing Khedira a couple of fake airline tickets during an ...
Crucially for England , though, they have pace on their side, and the likes of Rashford and Jesse Lingard could run Panama ragged and set up the Three Lions for a second win on the bounce. "It's looking unlikely because he has not trained with the team yet, but he's progressing really well, so we won't rule that out just yet", he said.
The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. The Mavericks also gave up a future first-round pick to draft Doncic, who only arrived in NY on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.
The result ended 2-1, giving Mexico two wins from two and putting them in the driving seat for top spot in Group F , and leaving South Korea without a win in two games and their World Cup hopes all but over. South Korea received four yellow cards. South Korea: Jo Hyeon-woo, Lee Yong , Son Heung-min, Ju Se-jong, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-woo, Ki Sung-yueng, Kim Young-gwon, Jang Hyun-soo, Lee Jae-sung, Moon Seo-min.
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri are likely to face action from Federation Internationale de Football Association for their celebrations in Switzerland's 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday evening. line up on Wednesday night. The match is the third one on Day 9 of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic apparently does not want to discuss the issue of tensions linked to Swiss players with Kosovo Albanian heritage ahead of the World Cup match ...
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Asked if Southgate asks players to keep the team to themselves, Alexander-Arnold said: "No, but it's just general knowledge to do that". England are a bit more direct than Belgium. "And her son plays for England ". Maguire, Stones and Kane, in particular, offer an aerial threat at set-pieces which England believe they can fully exploit.
Brazil fans attending the game are adamant the change in style will be to their benefit after seeing on of the pre-tournament favorites to lift the trophy in Russian Federation stutter in their Group E opener. Coverage begins at 7 am ET on Thursday with Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersnurg Stadium. Another victory and they could secure a place in the Round of 16.
Argentine network TyC Sports shared a video of the kind act, saying that instead of celebrating the victory Senegalese fans showed respect by cleaning up their sector. Both sets of fans have been praised on social media for being considerate. Rabat- Egypt has lost its second game to win the World Cup's group stage to Russian Federation, ending its hopes for 2018, while Senegal was the first African team to win a game at the tournament.
According to reports, the Knicks are the preferred destination for Leonard's personal team of advisors and he would be a star in Madison Square Garden. Regardless of how the Lakers roster looks next season, the franchise is happy with Wagner. "This is a question where I can't win". Wagner averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and sot 39.4 percent from 3-point range as a junior.
LiAngelo Ball - the middle Ball brother - wasn't picked Thursday night in the 2018 NBA Draft , meaning he'll need to find another avenue into The Association. That last bit as actually a bit of a surprise. Translation: We don't need LaVar Ball around any more than he already is. It wasn't the best plan, especially considering the Lakers have control of Lonzo for at least three more years.
Hirving Lozano's first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow , but the surprising result was not the only concern for Germany coach Joachim Low. Around the time that Mexican forward Hirving Lozano scored in the first half of the match, seismologists detected vibrations in Mexico City that resembled a small quake.
FW Olivier Giroud , 7 - He did not get a goal, but he was involved in the build-up to Mbappe's and was combative in attack all match long. At 19 years and 183 days, he is the youngest scorer at an worldwide competition for France and is the first player born post-1998 to score at a World Cup .
Croatia took the lead after a horrendous blunder by Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the 53rd minute, the stopper chipping a clearance straight to Rebic who lashed home a thunderous volley. Peru played without fear, outpossessing France and creating nearly as many scoring chances as its highly touted opponent. Denmark stays on four points, while Australia still has a chance to jump them with two.
Such was the case in the "City of Brotherly Love" Wednesday night, when the Phillies iconic mascot - the Phillie Fanatic - fired a hot dog launcher, directly at a fan's face. On Monday night, a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals would become extremely unsafe for a fan in the stands and she would be sent to the hospital as a result.
Senegal , back in the tournament for the first time since 2002, went ahead in the 37th minute when Thiago Cionek's attempted block of Idrissa Gueye's shot wrong-footed goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny , who was picked to start over fellow Arsenal castoff Lukasz Fabianski .
Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped. While the 32-year-old Howard undoubtedly is in the back nine of his career, he had a decent 2017-18 season for Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds while playing in 81 of the team's 82 games.